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The Story of the Clouds and the Forests

There’s a story one often hears in conversations about systemic transformation that goes like this… We are headed in the wrong direction and there’s very little time to reverse course.  Because of the scale and speed of the change that...

The Ghana Susu: Reimagining Financial Development

Focused on local economies, the centuries-old system liberates communities from foreign, ‘expert-led’ development and the trap of dependence.   In the wake of global anti-racism movements and a growing awareness of the problematic dynamics of colonial knowledge-making in international development, governments, academics...

Why Social Coops Offer Potential Transformation of Care & More

Last week, the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC), Shareable, and a growing list of partners launched the first session of the Social Cooperative Academy. The Academy will consist of eight weekly sessions from May 1st to June 19 and...

Drawing from Indigenous Wisdom: Centering Life in Society & Economy

Building a "next system" to supplant the current systemic drivers of our economic and political crises should include the wisdom of Indigenous cultures rooted in non-capitalist social and economic forms that center life and nature. This panel discussion hosted...

How to Share: 350+ Guides to Help your Community Thrive

When we tap into the sharing power of our communities, we reclaim our own agency while opening our lives up to the joy and deep sustenance of mutually supportive relationships. And as we navigate the unpredictability of the economic...

When It Comes to Cultivating Connectedness and Social Innovation, Aim For Discoverables, Not Deliverables

John McKnight said, “A competent community creates space for what is unknowable about life.” Too often, however, philanthropists and funding opportunities emphasize a desire for outcomes that produce neat, tidy, and predictable deliverables but waste opportunities to learn about...

Four Winning Models for Building Community Wealth

In this article, originally published on Next City, we are taken on a tour of the work of four "financial activists" opening up community-controlled pathways for shared wealth and local thriving.   If we’re ever going to have a just economy,...

Wildcard Workbook: A Practical Guide for Jokering Forum Theater

Examining and reimagining the systems around us is a necessary part of creating a freer, safer world... yet it can also be difficult and draining. Enter Theatre of the Oppressed, a format of theatre activities and performances that engages...

David Brooks & Peter Block: How to Know a Person

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and structures of belonging. This episode is the Abundant Community Conversation from September 14 where Troy Bronsink speaks with David Brooks and Peter Block about David’s new book, How to Know a...

How to Map Assets & Expose Real Wealth for Shared Futures

Harnessed fully, there are more talents and resources within any small group of passionate citizens than are actually needed to manifest deep social change. It is just a matter of how willing we are to step back and see...

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The Story of the Clouds and the Forests

There’s a story one often hears in conversations about systemic transformation that goes like this… We are headed in the...